Highlights from the past week, with commentary from the NFNT gang:
Alex & Ada Volume 1 (Image, 9781632150066)
Anna: I’m definitely buying Alex + Ada for my library. It’s a sweet, beautiful book that ought to appeal strongly to people who liked “Her.”
anohana: the Flower We Saw that Day (Aniplex)
Jessikah: I am looking forward to anohana.
Chew Omnivore Edition Volume 4 (Image, 9781632150318)
Thomas: I had trouble getting into this series after the first two skinny trades, but I always see it recommended as a can’t-miss comedy. Would anyone like to nudge me into giving this series a second chance? (Invitation goes for NFNT members and site commenters)
Andrew S: I’m also really, really happy to see Chew Omnivore Edition coming out. I almost missed it, but this is one of my favorite series and I only buy it in the Omnivore Edition (yes, I’m one of those) because…well because I can. Thomas you should definitely give it second look! For me I think I really got hooked with the 1st Omnivore edition and it just gets better from there in my opinion.
Kill la Kill (Aniplex)
Jessikah: I am pleased to see Kill la Kill being released!
Allen: I’m thrilled that Kill La Kill is getting out there, even if the release is a bit out of whack (I believe it’s only four episodes). Best to just wait for the inevitable Complete release. The whole show is available on Crunchyroll for a much cheaper price.
Thomas: This anime and High School of the Dead are both series that my anime?club’s teens know and like but acknowledge we will never watch in the library.
Seconds (Ballantine, 9780345529374)
Caitlin: I’m curious to read Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s new book – I enjoyed the Scott Pilgrim series and the premise for this one sounds interesting.
Jessikah: I’m super excited to see Seconds!
Thomas: Pretty sure this will be the “Did you read it?” title among comics fans for the next year.
Tessa: I’m also excited for Seconds.
Andrew S: I’m really looking forward to Seconds and I’ve had my copy staring at me since Monday and I just haven’t had a chance to pick it up and read it through yet, but what I did read is fantastic.
Tales of the Batman J.H. Williams III (DC Comics, 9781401247621)
Thomas: JH Williams III can illustrate the tales of anyone and I will get in?line to read it.
Usagi Yojimbo Volume 28: Red Scorpion (Dark Horse, 9781616553982)
Andrew S: I’m always, always, ALWAYS happy to see more Usagi Yojimbo. Stan Sakai’s is one of my favorite storytellers and his line work is just absolutely drop dead gorgeous.
Youth is Wasted (Adhouse, 9781935233275)
Tessa: I’m excited for the Noah Van Sciver short story collection from Adhouse (Youth is Wasted).
Andrew S: I’m also interested in taking a look at Youth Is Wasted. I’ve heard Noah’s name for a couple of years now and the work looks interesting and Adhouse puts out some good stuff, so…
AND NOW FOR THE COMPLETE LIST
The following list of new releases is compiled from Diamond Comic Distributors’ complete weekly shipping list and Anime News Network’s Releases encyclopedia
- YOUTH IS WASTED GN
- SONIC SAGA TP VOL 05 ENERJAK REBORN
- SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 07
- SECONDS GN
- HACKTIVIST HC
- DOC FRANKENSTEIN TP VOL 01 MESSIAH OF SCIENCE RESURRECTED
- ALONE GN VOL 01
- IZNOGOUD GN VOL 08 ROCKETS TO STARDOM
- IZNOGOUD GN VOL 10 RELENTLESS
- LARGO WINCH GN VOL 14 RED HOT WRATH
- LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 46 PONY EXPRESS
- BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SPIKE: INTO THE LIGHT HC
- GRINDHOUSE MIDNIGHT TP VOL 01
- PICTURES THAT TICK VOL 02
- USAGI YOJIMBO LTD HC VOL 28 RED SCORPION
- BATMAN A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC
- BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 04 THE CRUELEST CUT
- DAMIAN SON OF BATMAN DELUXE ED HC
- DJANGO UNCHAINED TP
- JOKER A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC
- SUPERGIRL TP VOL 04 OUT OF THE PAST
- TALES OF THE BATMAN JH WILLIAMS III HC
- TEEN TITANS TP VOL 04 LIGHT AND DARK
- CODENAME ACTION TP VOL 01
- SPIDER TP VOL 03 CITY OF CRIME
- DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE HC VOL 05 PHANTOM BLOT
- PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 09 1953-1954
Gen Manga Entertainment
- ANOMAL GN
- ONE IS ENOUGH GN
- SANCTUM HC
- GATE WAY NEW WORLD TP
- LUST TP
- POWERPUFF GIRLS CLASSICS TP VOL 04 PICTURE PERFECT
- TARZAN RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS HC VOL 03 1971-1974
- TMNT ANIMATED TP VOL 04 MUTAGEN MAYHEM
- X-FILES CLASSICS HC VOL 04
- ALEX + ADA TP VOL 01
- APHRODITE IX REBIRTH TP VOL 02
- BAD DOG TP VOL 01 IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY
- CHEW OMNIVORE ED HC VOL 04
- DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH
- LILY RENEE ESCAPE ARTIST GN
- MONSTER HIGH HOPES & SCREAMS GN
- BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 01 FINELY WOVEN THREAD
- MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 14
- ACG COLL WORKS FORBIDDEN WORLDS SLIPCASE ED VOL 06
- STREET FIGHTER IV HC VOL 01 WAGES OF SIN
- anohana: the Flower We Saw That Day
- Kill la Kill
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica: the Movie Part 1 & 2
- Deadman Wonderland: Complete Series
New Video Group
- Mononoke – Complete Collection
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Complete Set
- To Love Ru Darkness
Keep in mind that titles are not always available from book vendors on the same dates as they are released in comic book stores, so not all of these will be available everywhere at the same time. Check with your vendors, just to be sure!